This full levels of organization lesson covers body systems and basic biology. It includes scaffolded notes, 13 slide PowerPoint, original animation, embedded videos and fun video wrap up. This lesson was created for upper elementary and middle school students and is great practice to help students understand the concept of levels of organization, and basic biology.
This lesson is ready to go with no prep or photocopying required!
This lesson and accompanying notes are hands on and interactive. This lesson covers both common core concepts as well as Next Generation Science Standards NGSS concepts. This is an extremely popular lesson in my classroom! Students learn via taking Cornell style guided notes and creating graphic representation of the concepts covered in the PowerPoint. Highly engaging, high level thinking activity / lesson.
Perfect for classroom that utilize interactive notebooks. However this lesson would work just as well as traditional notes. I created this lesson at a time when my campus was experiencing a paper shortage so NO PHOTOCOPYING REQUIRED.
Concepts covered include cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms. High level thinking strategies and differentiated activities allow for different learning styles. Notes and graphic representations allow for ELA common core tie ins. Teacher guide with detailed teaching tips included at no additional cost!
Approximately one to two class periods in length. Could easily be modified to be shorter or longer depending on the needs of specific classes. As a point of reference I teach a 50 minute class and cover this in two days. PowerPoint and PDF versions included.
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Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) addressed in this lesson:
Scientific Knowledge Assumes an Order and Consistency in Natural Systems
Science assumes that objects and events in natural systems occur in consistent patterns that are understandable through measurement and observation.
This standard is covered as students take notes and draw representations of levels of organization. Students will see that complexity in living systems occur in a consistent pattern that is observable.
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